Ministry of Worship
Men, women, and older youth are invited to become lectors who proclaim God’s Word to the faith community during weekend and Holy Day liturgies. Formation is provided for those wishing to begin in this ministry.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are commissioned to assist the priests and deacons in administering the Body and Blood of Christ during Mass. Additionally, these ministers help to bring Holy Communion to our homebound as well as those in hospice or local care facilities. Formation is required before being commissioned. This ministry begins at age 16.
Greeters of all ages welcome visitors and parishioners as they arrive for Mass. At All Saints, registered parishioners
are called on a rotating basis to serve as greeters for one of our weekend liturgies.
These young people and adults assist the priest during Mass, funerals, and weddings. Children may begin this ministry in the fourth grade. Adults are especially needed for weekday Masses and funerals. Formation is provided.
Those with the gift and love of music are invited to become a cantor, instrumentalist, accompanist, or member of the choir for our weekend and Holy Day liturgies. Formation is provided. The choir rehearses on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
These men and women have the responsibility to collect the Sunday Offering, distribute the bulletins, and accommodate any special needs that arise during weekend and Holy Day liturgies. Formation is provided.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW)
After the Introductory Rites, the younger children in the assembly along with adult catechists are sent to a separate space (atrium) where the children can hear the Sunday readings and reflect upon them in an age-appropriate manner. All return to church for the Liturgy the Eucharist. This takes place at most 11:00 a.m. Masses throughout the year. Children need not register in advance, but adults interested in helping with CLW should contact the Parish Office. Formation is provided.
Volunteer sacristans are responsible for setting up and preparing the church for weekday and Sunday celebrations as well as funerals, weddings, and any other special liturgies.
Liturgical Arts Team
This team of dedicated parishioners offers their time and talent to prepare the church visually for various liturgical seasons, feast days, and throughout the year. Those with background, strength, or interest in the visual and aesthetic arts, crafts, or building trades, as well as the care of plants and flowers are encouraged to offer their assistance.
At times throughout the year, the various ministry coordinators as well as others with an interest in the liturgy meet to evaluate, plan, and coordinate the liturgical seasons and celebrations in our parish.
Eucharistic Adoration and Exposition
A specially designed Blessed Sacrament Chapel provides an intimate place to pray before the Lord in the Eucharist at any time. Exposition requires two adorers on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 a.m. to Midnight. Adorers and subs are always needed. Please call the Parish Office if you are interested.